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francisco's homeless. >> in this world you can't do anything without a cell phone. >> reporter: john gallagher hasn't been able to right down a perpetrate address for the past ten years, much less a point of contact. >> they think there is something wrong with you the instant you say i don't have a cell phone or another number you can use. the world has changed from the point where having a communication device on you at all times is an imperative. >> reporter: john says it has held him and other homeless back from getting the right medication, doctor's appointments, housing and getting a day's work. >> go out and pound the pavement. people in offices at work don't want to you pound the pavement or knock on their door. they want you to call them and let you call them back. >> reporter: if the plan goes through, the homeless could apply for these virtual virtually free phones from insurance wireless. the program also pays the way for the new shelter initiative. >> they can sent texts to people. we can tell them you need to go to this or that shelter, come up, your application h
speaker john boehner spoke on the phone wednesday but publicly are holding firm on their positions. the white house has made clear the country could go over the cliff if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the top 2% of american earners. >> to do that to 98% of the american people, because of an insistence that the wealthiest americans get a tax cut would be profoundly wrong. >> reporter: republican leaders say they will close loopholes and eliminate tax breaks but bush-era tax cuts must be extended to all americans. >> reporter: the standoff and debt concerns ryan. so much so, that he is the guy if the suit dancing gangnam style with former senator alan simpson. the group the can kicks back is working to get young people involved in fixing the debt crisis. >> we are trying to connect with our generation in a different way using humor to hook them in and get them to learn about this issue and understand how it affects their lives. >> reporter: the grassroots campaign wants to sign up more than 2 million people to push pressure on both sides. danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> lawyers
. but we have some serious differences. >> they have work to do. president obama, house speaker john boehner spoke by phone last night after republicans sent a new deal offer but senate majority leader harry reid isn't very happy about the discussion on the senate floor this morning. reid compared the back and forth between the gop leaders and the white house to the peanuts comic strike where charlie brown tries to kick the football that keeps getting yanked away. >> we are not going to fall for that again. the american people aren't going to be under the illusion that the republicans are sometime in the future going to come up with revenue. they are going to come up with raising the rates or, madam president, we are going over the cliff. >> well, if congress and the white house can't team up and reach a deal by new year's eve, automatic tax hikes and steep spending cuts will take effect which could send the united states back into recession. and clearly have a lot of work to do. >>> a dungeness deal has bay area crabbers out on the water again. they went on strike after brokers trie
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